Record 35.8 million visit Macau last year

Macau hosted a record 35.8 million visitor arrivals last year, a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced Wednesday citing official figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) on the same day.

24 Jan, 2019

Govt open to discuss tourist entry fee, wants ‘better tourists’: Tam

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said the government was open to discussing lawmaker Agnes Lam Iok Fong’s recent proposal to charge tourists an entry fee in an attempt to control the number of visitor arrivals.

22 Jan, 2019

Tourism chief welcomes competition among airlines

Macau’s top tourism official welcomed competition among airlines using the local airport, saying that it was “always advantageous to have more competition” as it would raise service quality.

18 Jan, 2019

Mainlander dies after brawl in illegal inn: police

A 47-year-old male mainlander died Tuesday after an argument which deteriorated into a brawl with two compatriots in a residential unit used as an illegal inn in Taipa, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said in a statement Tuesday.

16 Jan, 2019

Curbing tourism would affect Macau’s image: MGTO chief

Any attempts to curb Macau’s visitor numbers would affect the city’s international tourism image, Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Monday.

15 Jan, 2019

Group starts online vote on 8 scenic spots

The online global voting on Macau’s eight new scenic spots will start today, as the event’s organiser, the Chinese Cultural Exchange Association (CCEA), launched the voting website and social media platforms Monday.

15 Jan, 2019

Tourist arrivals rise 16 pct over New Year holiday

Macau recorded 528,369 tourist arrivals between last Saturday and New Year’s Day, according to immigration statistics released through the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) Wednesday.

3 Jan, 2019

Delta bridge opening raises visitor arrivals: govt

In the wake of the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) on October 24, Macau’s visitor arrivals rose by 15.3 percent year-on-year to 3.26 million last month, while month-to-month growth reached 3.6 percent

28 Dec, 2018

Macau government expects visitor numbers to reach 35 million in 2018

By the end of 2018, the number of visitors having walked the streets and shops of Macau will have increased by more than 7% over last year.

27 Dec, 2018

Govt axes Taipa ‘Ocean World’ land concession

The government Wednesday announced the annulment of the land concession of a long-undeveloped plot of land east of the entrance to the Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge at the northern coast of Taipa, which was initially slated for an “Ocean World” theme park project when its land concession was granted over two decades ago.

20 Dec, 2018

MGTO to launch ‘chatbots’ answering tourists’ enquiries

The Macau Government Tourism Office announced that it will install a number of robots that can answer people’s enquiries about tourism information – by listening to oral speech – in various locations in the city.

13 Dec, 2018

Grand Prix Museum revamp to cost 830 million patacas: tourism chief

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said in the legislature’s hemicycle Tuesday that the revised 830 million pataca budget – an increase of 176 percent from the initial budget – to revamp the Grand Prix Museum in Zape is due to the “most ideal” design of the project.

5 Dec, 2018

Secretary Tam backs criminalisation of illegal inns

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said in the legislature’s hemicycle Tuesday that he agrees with the view raised in civil society that illegal inns should be criminalised – by amending the law on the illegal provision of accommodation services.

5 Dec, 2018

Owner of THE 13 admits ‘significant’ doubt about future

Hong Kong-listed South Shore Holdings Limited, which owns THE 13 Hotel in Coloane, has admitted that “a material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt” on its “ability to continue as a going concern.”

29 Nov, 2018

IFT set to launch its 1st master’s degrees – culinary & hotel management

At the Institute for Tourism (IFT) Studies’ Open Day Sunday on the Mong Ha campus, IFT President Fanny Vong Chuk-kwan revealed the launch of the tertiary education institution’s first two master's degrees, one in hotel management and the other in culinary management.

26 Nov, 2018

Macau receives 28.9 million visitors from January to October

Macau received 28.9 million vivitors in the period from January to October, an increase of 8.4% year-on-year, according to the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau.

24 Nov, 2018

Asian black bear Bobo’s health is deteriorating

The health of the city’s Asian black bear Bobo who has been living in Flora Garden for over three decades is deteriorating, a statement from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) said Monday, pointing out that the popular ursine is suffering from “old age illnesses”.

20 Nov, 2018

Govt mulls more night tourism events: tourism chief

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes attending Sunday’s Macau Forum as a guest speaker said that the government was studying the possibility of launching more night tourism events.

12 Nov, 2018

MGTO & travel trade promote Macau at CIIE

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement Tuesday that it has organised a delegation of Macau’s travel trade to this week’s 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai

7 Nov, 2018

Hotel guests in Sept rise 6 pct to 1.1 million

Macau’s 116 hotels and guesthouses recorded 1.1 million guests in September, a 6 pct increase year on year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.

1 Nov, 2018